can Lag be calculated automatically?

I'm setting up the dates and then setting up dependencies, but smartsheets makes it every task to start right after the other, and changes the dates, instead of calculating the lag, is it possible to make smartsheets not change the dates?

Thank you


  • Dale Murphy
    Dale Murphy ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jlind Typically project management software requires the user to define the type of dependencies between tasks, and to provide the lags used to offset tasks.

    If you don't want the tool to adjust dates, don't use dependencies. Just set your start and end dates task by task.


  • Jlind
    Jlind ✭✭
    edited 12/13/21

    I have to use dependencies, I am putting together a master schedule with each team's dates provided by them, we have cross functional dependencies, as I am setting them up smartsheets changes all dates. I have a thousand task so I was looking into not having to calculate lag for each dependency.

  • Hi Jlind, did you ever find an answer to this. I would also like my lags to automatically update until I turn them off.